DfID Faces Budget Cuts

The U.K. Department for International Development is facing communications budget cuts, according to a report by the PR Week.

Although DfID, like the Department of Health, is protected in terms of spending review, a reduction in the overall budget might be inevitable as Chancellor George Osborne announced the possible spending cut of 6 billion pounds (USD8.65 billion) to be implemented this year.

Government communications directors have also been briefed in a meeting headed by Permanent Secretary for Government Communications Matt Tee to discuss Prime Minister David Cameron’s austerity pledge.

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  • Chiden Balmes

    Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.